Discover a selection of 205 holiday rentals in Reading, GB that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including pool and parking available. Prices start at £ 30 per night, and cabins and cottages are popular options for a stay in Reading. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Experience the charm of Reading in holiday lettings

Situated in the heart of southern England less than 100 km from London you’ll find the bustling town of Reading, where you can experience centuries of history with modern amenities from holiday lettings. Whether you want to shop at the historic marketplace or visit the ruins of a 12th-century abbey, Reading has something for all types of travellers. If you are ready for the rich heritage of England and unsurpassed cuisine, Reading awaits your holiday.

History

Heritage sites near your Reading holiday rental

Reading is a historic town that traces its roots well over a millennium ago to the days of Roman occupation and Viking conquest. One of its most famous attractions is also one of its oldest, as the Reading Abbey dates back to the 12th century. The abbey is mostly ruins now, but you still can see walls, archways and stone buildings that represent centuries of rich history near villa rentals. You can get a fascinating glimpse into historic life in the countryside at the Reading Museum of English Rural Life. For insight into the noble life of the 18th century, Basildon Park is a heritage-listed site that offers you the chance to tour a Georgian manor and its sprawling gardens.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Reading

Are you searching for attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Reading a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Legoland (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Thorpe Park (20.2 mi / 32.4 km)
  • Caversham Golf Club (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Lagoona Park (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Stanlake Park Wine Estate (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Beale Park (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Reading

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Reading is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Forbury Gardens (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Prospect Park (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Pincents Hill (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Dinton Pastures Country Park (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Wellington Country Park (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • California Country Park (6.8 mi / 11 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Reading

Fly into London (LHR-Heathrow), the closest airport, located 22.4 mi (36.1 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Oxford (OXF), which is 29.8 mi (48 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Reading Station, Reading West Station and Reading Earley Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How to get around

Getting to and around Reading holiday homes

As Reading is a large town with a healthy influx of visitors throughout the year, you’ll find a comprehensive transport system around holiday cottages. For those travelling from overseas, Reading is supported by London’s six international airports. From London you can catch one of the trains that run day and night with a travel time of only about an hour, and there are many coaches and buses that make the trip as well. If you would enjoy a day trip to the Reading countryside or surrounding boroughs, the bus and train lines can get you to countless desirable destinations. Around Reading you may find it most convenient to ride the bus to and from your holiday lettings, while walking also is a great choice for taking in the scenic history throughout town. Taxis, car hires and cycles are practical choices to see as much of Reading and its countryside villages as possible.

Food & drink 

Sample cuisine near Reading holiday cottages

If you are in the mood to wet your whistle, you’ll find a plethora of cocktail lounges, wine bars and pubs near your holiday rental. Some parts of Reading have developed a cosmopolitan atmosphere, and you can find internationally themed pubs with craft beers and a wider selection of spirits. If a traditional South West British meal would suit your fancy, you can easily find a local spot serving Sunday roast beef with sides of potatoes and Yorkshire pudding. Because of the close proximity to London, you have the opportunity to enjoy bangers and mash as well. You can finish off a great meal with a dessert of sweet and fruity spotted dick pudding.

Essential info

Key facts for your holiday rental in Reading

Reading has an immense heritage to experience, in both the town and the surrounding region, so you’ll want to know some important information to maximise your holiday rental. Reading is a large town with an estimated population of over 300,000 people. You will likely get great mobile coverage due to its size and proximity to London, and to dial local numbers you can use the 118 area code. Reading is considered a safe area for outside travellers, but it’s always advised to practice caution and drink responsibly. For any medical or crisis situations, the emergency services number is 999. Tipping a server or bartender is common practice in the U.K., and the local currency is the British pound.

Can I find a vacation rental around Reading?

Yes, our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 205 vacation rentals near Reading. From 17 cabins to 17 cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Reading for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Reading?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Reading. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Reading City Centre: 90 vacation rentals
  • Reading Station: 593 vacation rentals
  • Reading (XRE-Reading Train Station): 594 vacation rentals
  • Reading Tilehurst Station: 542 vacation rentals
  • Royal Berkshire Hospital: 596 vacation rentals

And Vrbo UK offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Reading! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Reading?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Reading:

  • Oxford: 461 rentals
  • Guildford: 394 rentals
  • Chinnor: 77 rentals
  • Winchester: 278 rentals
  • Windsor: 606 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Reading?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Reading. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Reading Station: 593 rentals
  • Reading (XRE-Reading Train Station): 594 rentals
  • Reading Tilehurst Station: 542 rentals
  • Royal Berkshire Hospital: 596 rentals
  • University of Reading: 608 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Reading listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.